Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 29 points, 17 rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists in 38 minutes on Monday against the Kings.
Towns is averaging 24 points and 12 rebounds overall on the season, but lately he has been ridiculous. He has 17 or more rebounds in four straight games, including a career-best 22 boards in his last outing in Houston Saturday. Over the past four he is averaging 29.0 points and 19.0 rebounds, which is well excess of his already lofty averages in the categories.
Rodney Stuckey scored 17 points with six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two triples in 22 minutes vs. the Rockets on Monday.
It was his best game in a while and he took advantage of some extra touches with Paul George in foul trouble. Stuckey has been hurt for most of the season and competes for touches in a crowded wing rotation, so he can be left on the wire in standard leagues unless he does this a couple more times. He averaged 8.4 points per game in February coming into tonight's game.
Andrew Wiggins finished with 27 points, four rebounds and four steals over 35 minutes in Monday's 102-88 road victory against the Kings.
Wiggins has now scored 25 or more points in nine consecutive games, longest active streak in the NBA. It is also the third-longest streak in the league this season. He also owns the longest active streak with 20 or more points, hitting the mark in 18 straight outings. He is much more than just a scorer, however, as he is working on a streak of 10 in a row with at least one steal, averaging 2.1 thefts per outings during the impressive run. Wiggins also has a 10-game streak with at least one 3-pointer. In other words, he can do it all.
Myles Turner scored just 12 points vs. the Rockets on Monday with six rebounds, one assist and three blocks.
Houston has been torched by opposing centers all season and allowed Karl-Anthony Towns to score 37 points with 22 rebounds on them on Saturday, so it's a shame that Turner didn't make the most out of this dream matchup. He shot 4-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line which was a huge letdown after he attempted 19 shots in his previous game. Look for Turner to be more aggressive against the Spurs on Wednesday with Paul George expected to have Kawhi Leonard all over him.
Paul George struggled with foul trouble on Monday vs. the Rockets, finishing with 15 points in 30 minutes.
He couldn't find his shot and finished 5-of-16 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, adding seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and three triples. George was ejected on Saturday vs. the Heat and has been a letdown to his fantasy owners for over a week, shooting just 32.4 percent from the field over his last five games. He gets a matchup vs. Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs on Wednesday, so bouncing back won't be easy -- The Spurs allow the second fewest fantasy points to small forwards this season. There's a reason why they call it Kawhian Island.
Monta Ellis flirted with a triple-double on Monday vs. Houston, scoring 12 points with eight assists and seven rebounds.
Paul George was in some foul trouble, so Ellis logged 32 minutes in the win -- his third game with 32+ minutes since the new year. He shot 6-of-8 from the field, but he did turn the ball over six times. Ellis has been trending up for a couple weeks, so give him a look if you need a low-end guard. He's averaging 11.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 treys over his last five games.
Thaddeus Young struggled yet again on Monday vs. Houston, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting in 26 minutes.
He missed a lot of easy looks tonight and hasn't looked the same since returning from an eight-game absence due to his sprained left wrist. Young added just five rebounds, one assist and one steal, and he hasn't played more than 26 minutes in each of his last three games. He will look to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Spurs, but it's not a bad idea to bench him until he turns things around.
Jeff Teague broke out of his slump with 25 points in Monday's 117-108 win over the Rockets.
He was averaging 13.8 points, 7.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.1 triples on 41.6 percent shooting in February prior to tonight, so this performance will be a relief for his fantasy owners. Teague shot just 5-of-13 from the field against one of the league's top perimeter defenders in Patrick Beverley, but hit 12-of-12 free throws with eight rebounds, six assists and three triples in 36 minutes. Hopefully he carries this momentum into March because he's capable of being an early-round player when he's rolling.